Pankaj Saharia is a civil and structural engineer who has designed and helped build several bridges in the Northeast United States. Based in the Boston area, many of the buildings that Saharia has designed are located there, but Pankaj Saharia has also specialized in designing bridges in conjunction with several area Departments of Transportation (DOT), including the Massachusetts DOT, Rhode Island DOT, and New Hampshire DOT.
Designing bridges is very much unlike designing buildings and other structures. Pankaj Saharia has to anticipate the traffic on the bridge, adjusting the structure designs to withstand variable weight bearing. Bridges often rely on complex engineering principles and concepts that Saharia has to account for in the structural integrity of each bridge design. He has to create solutions for where each end of the bridge will go, and in some cases, be mindful of pedestrian avenues and paths on and around the bridges themselves.
Pankaj Saharia has created new opportunities for commuters and travelers throughout the area in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.